At least nine contracting groups have prequalified to bid for the contract to build the Arzanah Medical Complex on Abu Dhabi Island. The bid deadline is on 27 December.

The prequalified contractors that have been invited to bid includes a joint venture of the local Alec with Italy’s Astaldi; the local Al-Fara’a General Contracting Company; the local Al-Habtoor Engineering Enterprises; the local Al-Meraikhi Contracting; the local/Lebanese Arabian Construction Company (ACC); the local/UK Dutco Balfour Beatty; Germany’s Ed Zueblin; Oger Abu Dhabi, the local affiliate of Saudi Oger; and the local Target Engineering Construction Company.

The complex, in the Arzanah development, will provide dentistry, dermatology, paediatrics and general practice medicine.

The engineering consultant is Canada’s Ellisdon. Singapore-based healthcare provider AsiaMedic will manage the centre when it is completed.

Arzanah is a 1.4-square-kilometre mixed-use development planned for the area surrounding Zayed main stadium on Abu Dhabi Island close to Khaleej al-Arabi road, and the Hudayriat channel. It will include residential, commercial, sports and leisure accommodation (MEED 2:10:08).

Capitala is developing Arzanah. Capitala is a joint venture between Abu Dhabi government-controlled Mubadala Development Company and Singapore-based developer Capitaland.